Scott Gimple: 'We will see' departed fan favorite again on The Walking Dead

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Jan 25, 2016, 4:21 PM EST (Updated)

Fans are still reeling from that shocking twist in last night’s The Walking Dead, but the series’ showrunner has dropped a statement that has us even more confused.

Spoilers ahead for last night’s The Walking Dead!

There are no words. In one of the most gut-wrenching moments in the show’s history, Glenn (Steven Yeun) was seemingly killed at the hands of a massive horde of zombies currently stampeding toward Alexandria. You have to admire his attitude, as he kept blasting, clawing, climbing and fighting right up until the end. But, after Nicholas (Michael Traynor) killed himself and accidentally dragged Glenn off into the undead masses (to apparently have his guts ripped out by walkers), it seemed the fan favorite was officially gone.

But, that’s not quite the truth. Apparently. Showrunner Scott Gimple released a statement on the post-show Talking Dead, where he confirmed that “in some way” we will see Glenn again. The fact that he would go to the trouble of issuing a statement is strange in itself, especially one this weird and vague. 

Check it out below and let us know what you think:

“Dear fans of The Walking Dead, this is a hard story to tell and when we were planning to tell we knew our friends at the Talking Dead would be talking to you about it and knowing you'd all be talking, and feeling and commiserating, I knew we should say something about it lest our silence say something we didn't mean to say or not say. So I'll say this: In some way, we will see Glenn, some version of Glenn or parts of Glenn again, either in flashback or in the current story to help complete the story.”

Hmm. It’s hard to tell exactly what Gimple is hinting at with Glenn’s death, though we’re glad the character will remain a part of the narrative in some (weirdly mysterious) capacity. It’s also worth noting Yeun reportedly signed a new contract to stay on the series recently — which makes his apparent death all the more confusing. 

For those keeping count with the comic series, Glenn’s (apparent) death came earlier than expected. Yes, he always died in the comics, but he bit the bullet baseball bat in the group’s first meeting with new baddie Negan in the 100th issue. Negan’s introduction is rumored to occur late in Season 6, possibly in the season finale.

What do you make of all this? Are we talking flashbacks? A fake out? Hallucinations? Something else?

(Via The Hollywood Reporter)